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Francois Beauchemin is pretty happy he wears a visor

Oct 20, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT


Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin was asked by reporters what would’ve happened if he hadn’t been wearing a visor Monday night in San Jose.

“Oh, my God, I could have lost my eye,” he said. “I could have broken the bone. A lot of things could have happened without it.”

Beauchemin took a Dan Boyle slapper right in the visor against the Sharks. It looked pretty bad at the time, but after getting a few stitches, he was able to return to the game.

In conclusion, hockey players should wear visors.

  1. seaner44 - Oct 20, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    With that logic they should also wear neck guards and full cages

  2. donttouchthedirtypenny - Oct 20, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    Goalies have been required to wear neck protection ever since the Malarchuk incident in ’89. And after the Zednik incident in ’08 maybe neck guards for all are a good idea. No cages though.

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